Today is the first afternoon in I don’t know how long that I have had a quiet, empty house and no pressing deadlines. The kids are in school. My dear husband is at work. I have no appointments, no errands to run, no writing deadlines that must be met within the next twelve hours. Oh, I have stuff to do — the washer and dryer whisper their cycles from the basement — but I choose to seize this quiet. I’m grabbing my Bible, a cozy blanket and my favorite spot on the couch.
I found my list (Woo-hoo!) and am now reading through Romans. I’m not sure how I missed this book last year, but I did. I rather like this two-year program I’m doing. It allows me to focus on one book of the Bible at a time rather than dividing my attention over four different tracks. This works well for me.
Over the next few weeks these Friday posts will include what has worked well for others. Past champions of our challenge will share their testimonies of what they learned on the journey toward reaching their goal. How did they find a groove and stick with it? How did they keep a routine, but also keep their reading fresh?
I pray you all are doing well. Whether you’re “with” me or not, I pray you are seeking God on a daily basis, that He is making Himself known to you in tangible ways. I pray that together we will all fall in love with Him all over again.
Your turn: How are you doing with your reading? What helps you seize your quiet moments?